Philadelphia 76ers at New York Knicks - 3/21/21 NBA Picks and Prediction
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New York Knicks (21-21) vs Philadelphia 76ers (29-13)
Game Info: Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Madison Square Garden)
Betting Odds: New York Knicks +1 -- Over/Under: 215.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Philadelphia 76ers and New York Knicks meet Sunday in NBA action at Madison Square Garden.
The Philadelphia 76ers look for a win after winning nine of their last 11 games. The Philadelphia 76ers are averaging 115.1 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 110 points on 45 percent shooting. Joel Embiid is averaging 29.9 points and 11.5 rebounds while Tobias Harris is averaging 20.5 points and 3.4 assists. Ben Simmons is the third double-digit scorer and Shake Milton is dishing 3.1 assists. The Philadelphia 76ers are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Philadelphia 76ers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46.5 rebounds per game.
The New York Knicks look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The New York Knicks are averaging 104.8 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 104.9 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Julius Randle is averaging 22.9 points and six assists while RJ Barrett is averaging 17.2 points and six rebounds. Immanuel Quickley is the third double-digit scorer and Elfrid Payton is dishing 3.7 assists. The New York Knicks are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The New York Knicks are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 46 rebounds per game.
The 76ers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games playing on 0 days rest and 15-36-2 ATS in their last 53 road games. The Knicks are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games playing on 2 days rest and 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall. The over is 43-21-1 in 76ers last 65 games playing on 0 days rest. The over is 5-2 in Knicks last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Philadelphia 76ers are banged up again, but they're piling up the wins and playing on the end of a back to back shouldn't be that big of a deal when you consider last nights game was a blowout. The 76ers are winning their last five games by an average of 16.4 points. The New York Knicks have been kind to us in the underdog role this season, but they're hit or miss overall and not a team I trust when small numbers. I need more points to consider the Knicks here. Give me the 76ers in this near pick em contest.
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Randy’s Pick Philadelphia 76ers -1
AUTHOR: Randy Chambers
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